GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Harwood Forest Walk and Cycle

27 miles (44 km)

Enjoy a largely traffic free cycle ride through Harwood Forest and the Simonside Hills in the Northumberland National Park. The route runs from Elsdon to Hepple and makes use of the Border County Ride cycle track which runs through the heart of Harwood Forest. The route starts in the village of Elsdon and passes Battle Hill, Fallowless Lough, Whitefield Hill and the River Coquet before arriving at Hepple. Return to Elsdon via the same route.
If you're looking for more cycle rides nearby then you could try the Kidland Forest cycle route which also makes use of the Border County Ride. You could also pay a visit to the pretty Fontburn Reservoir which lies just to the east.

Harwood Forest OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Harwood Forest Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Forest road in Harwood Forest - geograph.org.uk - 541047

Forest road in Harwood Forest. Harwood Forest is a coniferous forest first established in the 1950s. Note the marshy vegetation in the ditch on the left hand side of the road.

Pit, Harwood Forest - geograph.org.uk - 541322

Pit, Harwood Forest. Large amounts of road-making material are needed for forestry and this is presumably an old pit from which road-making material has been excavated.

A forest of Tuley Tubes, Harwood Forest - geograph.org.uk - 541500

A forest of Tuley Tubes, Harwood Forest. After clear felling, young saplings are routinely planted in these translucent tubes which protect them from deer until they reach an adequate height.

Redpath in the Harwood Forest - geograph.org.uk - 118940

Redpath in the Harwood Forest

Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

Harwood Forest.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Harwood Forest.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)